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Monday, 27 March 2017

How a jail joke 'turned my life around'

How a jail joke 'turned my life around'
- Mr Mundine, then in his 20s, was talking to a group of indigenous inmates when they joked about serving a life sentence between them. “It was a huge ...

Violent dispossession at hands of police central to indigenous case for change

Violent dispossession at hands of police central to indigenous case for change
Indigenous leaders yesterday invoked violent forced dispossessions in the far north Queensland community of Mapoon half a century ago as a ...

EU migrants keep benefits after Brexit

EU migrants keep benefits after Brexit
- EU migrants who have come to Britain will continue to be paid child benefit after Brexit to send to their families back home, under plans sent to ...

Some thing are not for sale' Merkel warns UK to expect no favours in Brexit talks

Some thing are not for sale' Merkel warns UK to expect no favours in Brexit talks
- We will ensure that Brexit does not happen to the detriment of Europe, that Britain remains a partner of the union but that, necessarily, it will pay the ...

Genius Behind Suicide Squad Claims Trump Has 'Perfect Genes' And Doesn't Eat McDonald's

Genius Behind Suicide Squad Claims Trump Has 'Perfect Genes' And Doesn't Eat McDonald's
- US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Trump appointee also known as one of the executive producers of the Oscar-winning (*shudder*) film Suicide Squad, was interviewed by Axios's Mike Allen on Friday, and he had some insane things to say about the US president.


Experts alarmed by MD suicide rate in Australia

Experts alarmed by MD suicide rate in Australia
Australian doctors are calling for a campaign to fight mental illness in the medical profession, after it was revealed that four junior clinicians had taken ...

China, Australia work together to develop Asia-Pacific trade

China, Australia work together to develop Asia-Pacific trade
- For China and Australia, the stability and prosperity of the region relies on access to the free market and the global economy. "Given the less than desirable global economic recovery, the push-back against globalization, rising protectionism, heightened geopolitical rivalry and local conflicts, the existing international order and system is being called into question," Li said in a signed article published Wednesday on The Australian, a leading national newspaper. In fact, China as well, faces its own trade challenges. Its free trade agreement with Australia runs at a deficit, with the Aussies exporting more and importing less than China. 

Lodgings versus lifestyle: Can older Australians have it all?

Lodgings versus lifestyle: Can older Australians have it all?
- Home is where the heart is for many older Australians. Stephen Hardy weighs up their desire to keep the family home with the challenge of funding ...

Australia values the rights of bigots more than the lives of Aboriginal people

Australia values the rights of bigots more than the lives of Aboriginal people
- The furore over Bill Leak's death, and the effect it had on the RDA shows again that the dominant class do not value Aboriginal life, writes AMY ...

Closing the Gap: PM overturns Government's opposition to target Indigenous imprisonment

Closing the Gap: PM overturns Government's opposition to target Indigenous imprisonment
- Despite making up just 3 per cent of the general population, about a quarter of Australia's prison population is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Race-hate inquiry blocks indigenous group

Race-hate inquiry blocks indigenous group
Labor and the Greens wanted the Aboriginal Legal Service to give ... change could put Australia in breach of its international human rights obligations.

Undertaker buries his son as Aboriginal suicides continue in remote WA town

Undertaker buries his son as Aboriginal suicides continue in remote WA town
- The West Australian mining town of Leonora is a community in a constant state of mourning. In the past 18 months alone, six young Aboriginal people ...

The Coming Back Out Ball: being out and proud and older in Australia

The Coming Back Out Ball: being out and proud and older in Australia
- Instead it is a cultivation of high camp and community spirit for a very specific audience: LGBTI elders. The Coming Back Out Ball, which will premiere ...

LGBTI groups cheer Republican failure to repeal Obamacare

LGBTI groups cheer Republican failure to repeal Obamacare
LGBTI groups are cheering a failure of the Republican-led House of Representatives to get enough support for a replacement plan. House Speaker ...

Anti-gay Caribbean pastors urge Trump to end push for LGBT rights

Anti-gay Caribbean pastors urge Trump to end push for LGBT rights
- Randy Berry, the U.S. State Department's special envoy for the human rights of LGBTI persons, will keep his role under the current administration, the ...

There is method to Peter Dutton's madness on marriage equality

There is method to Peter Dutton's madness on marriage equality
- Peter Dutton working to smooth the way for gay marriage? ... having complained for years that Australia was ignoring the issue, suddenly getting all ...

Whakatau to welcome new Māori students to Ara

Whakatau to welcome new Māori students to Ara
- This represented 12% of the overall Ara domestic student population, which is higher than the general Māori population in Canterbury at 8%. The Ara ...

National and Maori Party to carve up playgrounds

National and Maori Party to carve up playgrounds
- National and the Maori Party are trying to get Labour to back their plan to carve up the Point England reserve for a housing project. Labour will not ...

Australians trial 'game changing' technology with capacity to eradicate malaria in Papua New Guinea

Australians trial 'game changing' technology with capacity to eradicate malaria in Papua New Guinea
- Inside this hut in the Tufi District of Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, are ... "These people act as a reservoir, because they get bitten by mosquitoes ...

Mass trial in PNG over brutal killing of people suspected of sorcery

Mass trial in PNG over brutal killing of people suspected of sorcery
- Ninety-nine men have appeared in court in Papua New Guinea to stand trial for the brutal killing in 2014 of five men and two children they believed ...

It was an ideal place for Māori to occupy'

It was an ideal place for Māori to occupy'
- "It's a beautiful coastline - a lot of seafood there, a lot of berries and fruit in the valleys behind the hills so it was an ideal place for Māori to occupy," he ...

Maori Party surges into potential Kingmaker position in latest poll

Maori Party surges into potential Kingmaker position in latest poll
- Labour and Greens on the other hand could form a government with the Maori Party's support but would also need the support of New Zealand First as ...

Davis confident of future Māori MP numbers post-election

Davis confident of future Māori MP numbers post-election
- Labour's Te Tai Tokerau MP, Kelvin Davis, has conceded there are no guarantees Māori will get high places on Labour's list for the September ...

Adele moved to tears after inviting Maori dancers on stage with her in New Zealand

Adele moved to tears after inviting Maori dancers on stage with her in New Zealand
- Adele's New Zealand concert on Sunday night just about wraps up her 15-month World Tour, with a grand finale of four London concerts kicking off at ...